50 Cent Working On British Boxing Drama, ‘Fightland’
The rapper would serve as an executive producer.
Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson is taking on another boxing venture.
This time, the rapper and executive producer is developing “Fightland,” a boxing drama, which focuses on the rough world of British boxing, according to TVLine.
The series will reportedly follow a retired and disgraced world champion fighter who faces adversity when his childhood best friend and training partner goes missing.
“To save his friend, the troubled fighter will have to return to a way of life that nearly destroyed him — one that cost him everything to leave behind,” the synopsis read.
Daniel Fajemisin-Duncan and Marlon Smith will be the writers while Jackson will be an executive producer alongside Francis Hopkinson (Wallander) and Katharine Leadbetter (Woman in White).
“Fightland embodies the stakes, swagger and ambition that collaborations between STARZ and 50 Cent have come to represent,” said Kathryn Busby, president of original programming at Starz said in a statement.
Jackson also currently has his hands in “Power” spinoffs “Book II: Ghost,” “Book III: Raising Kanan” and “Book IV: Force at Starz,” and BMF, which returns for a second season soon.
Jackson’s last business venture in boxing was with undefeated professional fighter Floyd Mayweather, which ended bitterly.